Tend to feel a bit anxious when visiting the dentist? Here at Presidio Dental, we offer sedation dentistry to settle any nerves before Dr. Jesse Engle starts your dental procedure. All you need to do is express your concerns to our dentist and team, and we will let you know which type of sedation would help you feel more relaxed. If you have any additional questions about sedation dentistry in Tucson, Arizona, please give us a call at 520-744-7388.

Sedation dentistry, often referred to as “sleep dentistry,” offers a lifeline to individuals who grapple with dental anxiety or apprehension about dental procedures. This specialized field of dentistry leverages various sedative techniques to create a relaxed and comfortable environment during your dental visit so you can receive the care you need without unnecessary stress or discomfort. In addition to helping those with dental anxiety, sedation dentistry is an excellent option for patients who struggle to get numb or experience a sensitive gag reflex. It ensures you can receive the essential dental care you need, contributing to better oral health and overall wellbeing.

One of the most common methods of sedation in dentistry is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is administered by inhalation, mixed with oxygen, and quickly induces a state of relaxation. What makes it appealing to patients is its short-lived effect, wearing off within minutes after discontinuation.

Oral sedation is another popular option, involving the ingestion of prescribed medication before the dental procedure. By the time patients arrive for their appointment, the medication has taken effect, allowing them to face the procedure with a sense of calm.

For those requiring deeper relaxation, there is IV sedation. Administered intravenously, it acts swiftly and offers the advantage of precise control over the level of sedation. Although patients remain conscious, they often feel so relaxed that they may doze off during the procedure and may have little recollection of the treatment.

Sedation dentistry ensures that you can undergo necessary dental work without experiencing anxiety, stress or discomfort. Our dentist and team prioritize your comfort and safety, and have completed the extensive training needed to provide you with sedation that is both effective and safe. Depending on the type of sedation you receive, we may provide you with instructions on how to prepare as well as the best ways to recover from your treatment after. For example, if you are receiving oral or IV sedation, you will need to have someone available to drive you to and from your appointment as well as someone to remain with you for a period of time after you return home.

Contact us today to discuss how sedation can transform your dental experience, making it more comfortable and stress-free, and to schedule your personal consultation with our dentist. Your oral health is important, and we are here to make sure you receive the quality care you deserve.